Bernese News EXTRA 29th April 2016
I received this critique this afternoon.
LKA CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 12th December 2015
Minor Puppy Dog (5 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Page’s Halesbern Eye Candy. Lovely baby of 6 months. He had an excellent head, flat
skull, dark eyes with correct bite. Correct front and rear angles although hocks could have
been straighter, however this is acceptable at this age. Good body shape of correct length
and he had excellent bone. Moved well with correct tail carriage.
2nd Webster’s Esslinbern The Charmed One. Nice boy of 7 months. He also had an
excellent head, eyes, ears and mouth. Correct front and rear quarters. Shorter in body than
1st but still correct. Lovely body shape and excellent bone. Moved OK with correct tail carriage.
3rd Bridges’ Deerpark Traveling Man V Kernow (Imp).
Puppy Dog (3)
1st Mair & Hartley-Mair’s Meadowpark High Class. Beautifully balanced boy of 11 months.
He had an excellent head with a flat skull, strong straight muzzle, correct bite with dark,
expressive, almond shaped eyes with excellent pigmentation. He had a substantial, super
shapely body with lovely bone and correct set on of tail. Excellent forehand assembly, rear
quarters and superb movement. Put down in excellent coat and condition. He showed well
and I was pleased to award him Reserve Dog CC and Best Puppy.
2nd Wakeland’s Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Bramikdel. Typical male of 11 months with an
excellent head, nicely pigmented eyes, pleasing muzzle and mouth. He had a lovely body
shape although slightly shorter than winner and substantial bone, excellent front and rear
angulation and stood a tad cow-hocked, acceptable at this age. Handled and moved very well.
3rd Fairclough’s Monalou Spirit of Discovery.
Junior Dog (1)
1st Walton’s Enchambray Waterloo. 15 months male with a very nice head, lovely dark eyes
and a good mouth. He was a heavy set dog with plenty of substance and correct body shape
but unfortunately he was out of coat today. He had pleasing front and rear angulation although
his hocks could be straighter. Correct tail carriage and he moved OK.
Post Graduate Dog (5, 2)
1st Page’s Tulipanos Berni Mr Mcenroe (Imp). Lovely boy of 2 years. He had an excellent
head that was well balanced with a flat skull, dark almond shaped eyes, nice muzzle and
correct bite. He had a super shapely body with plenty of bone and substance. Correct front
and rear angulation. Excellent mover in good coat and condition with correct tail set and
2nd Crawford’s Clanquaich Rudi Two Tone. Nice male of 4 years. He had a good head with
lovely eyes, ears, muzzle and mouth. Excellent body shape with good bone and substance.
Correct front and rear assembly, pleasing top line and tail carriage. Moved very well.
3rd Brennand’s Malindi Beach Of Bonningate.
Limit Dog (6, 2)
1st Griffiths, Orme & Miles’ Jaybiem Y'euben Chozen JW. Beautiful boy of 3 1/2 years.
His head was balanced with a flat skull, stunning dark expressive eyes and correctly placed
high set ears. He had a strong straight muzzle with excellent mouth and dentition. I liked
his super shapely body of correct length with excellent substance. He had nicely boned
straight front legs down to short, round, compact feet. Excellent front assembly with pleasing
shoulders that sat back at the correct angle. He had a super shapely well covered body with
broad chest and was well ribbed up. He stood on good legs and feet; was in excellent coat
and condition with pleasing tail set and carriage and smoothly rounded rump. He moved
around the ring beautifully with a sure footed steady action, retaining his excellent top line on
the go. I was pleased to award him Dog CC and Best of Breed.
2nd Carty’s Floskirk Berneray. Lovely boy of 4 years with nice head, correct ear placement
good dark almond shaped eyes and a good mouth and dentition. His forehand was pleasing
with correct lay of shoulder and rear quarters good although hocks out a tad. He had a
shapely body with excellent tail set and carriage and was in good coat condition. He moved
well but a slight dip in topline spoilt his profile outline.
3rd Round’s Collansues Black Magic.
Open Dog (3)
1st Granger’s Jaybiem I Tri for Shadybower JW. 5 years. This boy had an excellent,
beautifully balanced, masculine head piece with lovely flat skull, good eyes, ears, muzzle and
mouth. He had a good neck and excellent front assembly and pleasing rear quarters. Super
shapely body on the shorter side, yet still correct with good substance and bone, deep chest
and rib cage. He stood on good legs and feet, was in lovely coat and condition and handled
and moved very well.
2nd Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. 2 years. This boy caught
my eye the moment he entered the ring, thought him to be my stand-away winner but
unfortunately did not project himself and was just not showing to advantage on the day. He
had an excellent head with a flat skull, dark, almond shaped eyes and strong, straight muzzle.
He had a beautifully balanced yet substantial body with excellent front and rear assembly. An
excellent mover with the correct tail set and carriage.
3rd Bridges’ Ch Kernow Rock Star.
Veteran Dog (1)
1st Fairclough’s Ch Monalou What's It All About Sh.CM. 8 years. This boy had an excellent
head with good eye, ear, muzzle and mouth. He had a good neck, super forehand assembly,
correct body shape and length with plenty of substance and bone. Excellent rear quarters, tail
set and carriage, coat and condition and he showed and moved very well. I was pleased to
award him Best Veteran.
Good Citizen Dog (0)
Minor Puppy Bitch (4, 3)
1st Watson’s Staubach Quiana At Stepdashar. Nice baby of 6 months and today she was
full of mischief. She had a lovely head with flat skull, dark almond shaped eyes, straight muzzle
and good mouth with correct bite. She had good forehand and pleasing rear assembly. Nice
body shape, topline and profile outline although a tad bum high, acceptable for age. She was
in super coat and condition moved very well.
Puppy Bitch (2, 1)
1st Granger’s Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower. Pretty girl of 11 months. She had a
nice head with lovely dark almond shaped eyes, flat skull and an excellent mouth. She had a
beautifully balanced body of the correct shape. Her front and rear angulation was excellent.
She was a superb mover, who retained her correct top line and tail carriage.
Junior Bitch (7, 3)
1st Oakaby’s Tickbern Teasle At Iscabern. Lovely bitch of 16 months. She had a nicely
balanced head with correct flat skull, dark expressive eyes, good ears and mouth. Excellent
neck and shoulder with correct angulation front and rear and lovely nice bone. She had a
super shapely body with correct topline, tailset and carriage. Excellent mover that showed
well and retained her topline on the go.
2nd Bird’s Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern. Another lovely bitch, 14 months with an
excellent head, flat skull, dark almond shaped eyes, good mouth and muzzle. She had
pleasing forehand, nicely boned straight front legs down to round compact feet. Beautiful
body shape and pleasing rear assembly, well set tail was correctly carried and she showed
and moved beautifully.
3rd King’s Ecalpharas Moonshine Over Leapingwell.
Post Graduate Bitch (13, 4)
1st: Coombes’ Halesbern Calendar Girl. A substantial bitch of 2 years with a well-balanced,
beautiful head showing nicely pigmented dark expressive eyes,, moderately sized high set
ears, strong straight muzzle and a superb mouth. I liked her neck, excellent forehand and super
shapely body with wide chest and deep brisket, correct top line and tail set and carriage. She
had pleasing rear quarters and was in good coat and condition. An excellent mover that showed
2nd Marsden & Robertson’s Trudaleaze Majik Potion. 21 months old lovely girl with an
excellent head piece, flat skull, correct eyes, ears, muzzle and mouth. She had beautiful, well
angulated quarters both front and rear. Her body was super shapely with plenty of substance
and she was well ribbed up. She was in beautiful coat and condition and she showed and moved
3rd Weston’s Bernfawr In Vogue.
Limit Bitch (5, 3)
1st Griffiths, Orme & Slade’s Jaybiem Vou Doo At Potterspride JW. 5 years. Beautiful girl
with a lovely head, dark expressive almond shaped eyes, strong straight muzzle, defined stop
and good mouth. I liked her body shape and substance, depth and width of chest and smoothly
rounded rump. She had excellent front and rear angulation and correct top line, tail-set and
carriage She showed and moved beautifully and I was pleased to award her the Reserve Bitch
2nd Williams’ Tinland Ore Inspiring. 2 years. She had a good head with beautiful, dark,
almond shaped eyes and excellent mouth. She had a pleasing body that was super shapely and
substantial and correct front and rear quarters. She stood on good legs and feet and handled
nicely and moved OK.
Open Bitch (5, 4)
1st Mair & Hartley-Mair’s Meadowpark Perfect Blend. A beautiful girl of 3 years. She had an
excellent balanced head with expressive, dark almond shaped eyes, neat high set ears, defined
stop, flat skull and a strong straight muzzle with an excellent mouth and dentition. She had a
strong neck and her front and rear angles were excellent. I liked her front assembly and layback
of shoulder, well boned straight front legs down to neat compact feet, super shapely well covered
body, correct top line, tail set and carriage. This bitch was put down in excellent coat and
condition and she stood on good legs and feet. She handled well and moved beautifully around
the ring with a sure footed steady action, taking strides of equal length with a good forward reach
and she covered the ground well whilst retaining her topline as she did so. I was pleased to award
her the Bitch CC.
Veteran Bitch (1)
1st Harris’ Vellbern Geisha Girl. 9 years. She had a lovely head with flat skull, dark almond
eyes, neat ears and a good mouth. She had plenty of substance and bone, super shapely body
with correct top line. I liked her front and rear angulation. She was in excellent condition with
correct tail-set and carriage and she handled and moved very well whilst retaining her topline on
Good Citizen Bitch (4, 2)
1st Small’s Malindibeach Perfect Poseur. A nice girl of 5 years that was very well put together.
Her head was balanced with good eyes, ears, muzzle and mouth and she had a flat skull. She
had a super shapely body that was well covered with correct top line and set-on of tail. She had
pleasing front assembly with perfect layback of shoulder and beautiful rear quarters that were
broad and well-muscled. Super girl, she moved well but I just wanted a bit more animation from
her and she didn’t give it.
2nd Harris’ Vellbern Geisha Girl.
Judge - Frank Wildman